some notes from the tv editor's e-mail, from the likes of AMC, ESPN and other newsmakers:
AMC ANNOUNCES SUNDAY, JULY 27TH AT 10PM EST
AS PREMIERE DATE FOR MAD MEN SEASON TWO
ESPN2 and ESPNEWS each posted its best May ever, averaging more households on a total-day basis than any previous May. In addition, ESPN’s 24-hour audience grew 21% over last year, and was the second largest for the month in the network’s history.
ESPN averaged 699,000 homes on a total-day basis, up 21 percent from May 2007 (576,000) and the second-most ever for the month (702,000 in 2006). The network was boosted by larger audiences for the NBA playoffs, Major League Baseball and SportsCenter.
(Discovery Health show, and a lot of fun):
JON & KATE PLUS 8: Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD July 2nd
- Go Inside the life of the adorable Gosselin clan and see JON & KATE PLUS 8 from the beginning on DVD at Discoverystore.com -
CLICK & CLACK’S AS THE WRENCH TURNS *Series Premiere*
Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
This animated sitcom takes off from the hit NPR show “Car Talk” and follows the on- and off-air escapades of Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers (alter-egos of “Car Talk’s” Tom and Ray Magliozzi), as they try to fix cars, fend off disgruntled customers and seek out increasingly creative ways to goof off. The episodes take place primarily at Car Talk Plaza, a fictional building that houses their radio studio and their famed garage in Harvard Square in the fair city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. In HD where available.
From Cox, which provides cable service to the likes of Meriden, Cheshire and Southington:
Cox Communications today announced the launch of Lifetime Television HD on its high definition lineup. Located on Cox channel 719,